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Germany, France hold back NATO, EU ambitions in Libya

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's bold intentions to support Libya's new U.N.-backed government are faltering as France and Germany resist a bigger role to rebuild the failed state, scarred by the West's 2011 air campaign to help topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

A Worrisome New Plan to Send U.S. Troops to Libya as ‘Advisers’

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Dunford, said the United States may soon send U.S. “military advisers” to Libya to fight against Islamic State. But if the past is any lesson, the plan will presage a large combat contingent.

NATO Ready to Intervene in Situation in Libya if Requested by Unity Gov't

NATO is ready to intervene in the situation in Libya if the country's Government of National Accord (GNA) files a corresponding request, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

ROME (Reuters) - Some 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Tuesday in 23 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said in a statement.

As fighters return from Libya, Tunisia faces growing challenge

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (Reuters) - After a U.S. air strike killed a Tunisian jihadist commander in western Libya in late February, dozens of Islamic State fighters sneaked across the border into Tunisia and attacked an army barracks and police bases in the town of Ben Guerdane.

Inside the West's Cynical Plan to Keep Refugees out of Europe by Trapping Them in Libya

Western countries are willing to funnel arms into a war-torn country to keep refugees out of Europe. Western countries’ callous response to the greatest crisis of human displacement since World War II has reached new heights with the...Show More Summary

European Union agrees to aid Libyan navy to stop traffickers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will help rebuild Libya's shattered navy and coastguard to tackle migrant smugglers after a plea for aid from the new U.N.-backed unity government in Tripoli, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday.

Summer Migrant Surge Is Coming as EU-Libya Discuss 'Friendship Pact 2.0'

Libya's Prime Minister has officially asked the European Union for support in training the country's navy, coast guard and security services amid a surge in migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.

Libya gives green light for EU coast guard training

BRUSSELS (AP) — Libya has given the European Union permission to begin training its coast guard, as increasing numbers of migrants leave the country bound for Italy. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that the training effort “will be very important to control Libya’s territorial waters, together with our Libyan partners, as […]

Libyan Coast Guards Stop Boat With 850 Migrants Heading to EU

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying 850 migrants trying to reach the European Union off the North African shore, media reported Monday.

Libya Asks for EU Assistance in Coast Guard, Naval Forces Training

According to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's statement, Libyan authorities have requested EU assistance in the training of employees of the Coast Guard and the country's naval forces.

Libyan Former Labor Minister Killed in Battles Against Daesh

Former Labor Minister of Libya Mohamed Sualim has been killed in battles against Daesh militants, local media reported, citing military sources.

Libya’s Haftar Spurns Unity Deal, Blames Militias

The general rules out joining a unity government as long as militias continue to fight on its behalf.

Maker Weapons

"War and Ingenuity" from Libya mentioned earlier to the cauldron of Syria, over at the Economist: Embed from Getty Images The “hell cannons” of Aleppo pack a deadly punch. Cobbled together in Syria by militant groups fighting to overthrow...Show More Summary

Hunt for Treasures: Libya’s Gov’t Dying to Crack Gaddafi Golden Coins Vault

Libya’s recognized government sitting in the city of Tobruk desperately needs money, and is aiming to get it by breaking Muammar Gaddafi’s vault, which has piles of gold and silver coins depicting his likeness.

The Secret (US-Instigated) History Of ISIS

It appears, once again, Donald Trump is correct... Crooked Hillary Clintons foreign interventions unleashed ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya. She is reckless and dangerous! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016 As the following...Show More Summary

Morning Joe Corrects One Trump Lie Under Pressure, Leaves Others Unchallenged

Donald Trump phoned in to Morning Joe today and showed his usual regard for the truth: Scarborough asked Trump if he would have stayed out of Libya. Trump answered, “I would have stayed out of Libya. I would have stayed out of Iraq too.” At...Show More Summary

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